Gordon Dutch to step down as MD of Peerless-AV EMEA
Gordon Dutch, the current MD of Peerless-AV EMEA, will step down on October 1 2016 into a part time non-exec director role. He will remain on the Main Global Advisory Board in the US and will be active in assisting with the long term strategy and marketing of the business.
His successor in the role as MD EMEA will be his brother Keith Dutch.
Melinda Von Horvath is joining Peerless-AV EMEA main board as sales director for EMEA and Melinda will report in to Keith.
John Potts, global president of Peerless-AV, stated, "The EMEA business has grown explosively over the past seven years under Gordon’s leadership and we are very pleased that Gordon plans to stay on in a reduced, but active role in the business. We are genuinely excited by the recent additions and announcements we have made and look forward to growing our presence here in the EMEA region exponentially."
Gordon Dutch confirmed, "Since merging with Peerless back in May 2009, I had always planned, at some stage, to step back from the daily operative tasks of the company. However, I did not want to do that until we had fulfilled all our key objectives and roles for the future of the EMEA business. The addition of Melinda to our board here, along with all the hard work Keith and my whole team have put in over the past seven years means I now feel fully comfortable stepping down as MD for the EMEA, and look forward to a little R & R, alongside the work I will continue to do in the business."